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Unholy Business A True Tale of Faith, Greed and Forgery in the Holy Land

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ISBN-10: 0061458457

ISBN-13: 9780061458453

Edition: 2008

Authors: Nina Burleigh

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In 2002, an ancient limestone box called the James Ossuary was trumpeted on the world's front pages as the first material evidence of the existence of Jesus Christ. Today it is exhibit number one in a forgery trial involving millions of dollars worth of high-end, Biblical era relics, some of which literally re-wrote Near Eastern history and which could lead to the incarceration of some very wealthy men and embarrass major international institutions, including the British Museum and Sotheby's. Set in Israel, with its 30,000 archaeological digs crammed with biblical-era artifacts, and full of colorful characters-scholars, evangelicals, detectives, and millionaire collectors-Unholy Business…    
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Book details

List price: $27.50
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 10/21/2008
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 288
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.97" tall
Weight: 1.012
Language: English

Nina Burleigh is the author ofUnholy Business: A True Tale of Faith, Greed, and Forgery in the Holy Land,A Very Private Woman: The Life and Unsolved Murder of Presidential Mistress Mary Meyer, and two other books. She has written for theNew York Times,The New Yorker, andTimeand is a contributing editor atElle. She has resided in France, Italy, and the Middle East and now lives in New York. From the Hardcover edition.

Prologue: A Woman with Many Cats, October 2001
The Billionaire's Table, Spring 2002
The Detective, Fall 2002
Pieces of God
The Collector
Doubt, Fall 2002
The Tablet, Fall 2002
The Mysterious Tzuriel, Winter 2003
Scholars, Spring 2003
The Workshop, Summer 2003
The Gulls, Fall 2003
Epilogue: Accused, Fall 2004